Wilmington’s 15th annual tree lighting is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. Saturday on the town common, across from the Fun on the Fourth house. Sponsored by the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee, this year’s festivities will feature hay rides, hot chocolate, cookies, ice sculptures, and the Wilmington United Methodist Church choir. Santa Claus is scheduled to appear and revelers can get do some holiday shopping — sweat shirts featuring the town logo and Wilmington Christmas ornaments will be on sale.

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